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Spanish for Service Professions. Spanish for specific purposes: Education Medicine Social Services Business. Course Rationale. Consider vocation Experience Hispanic culture Appreciate Hispanic contributions to society Increase awareness and needs of Hispanics

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Spanish for service professions
Spanish for Service Professions

  • Spanish for specific purposes:

    • Education

    • Medicine

    • Social Services

    • Business


Course rationale
Course Rationale

  • Consider vocation

  • Experience Hispanic culture

  • Appreciate Hispanic contributions to society

  • Increase awareness and needs of Hispanics

  • Increase cross-cultural understanding


Course rationale cont
Course Rationale (cont.)

  • Learn and actively use profession-specific Spanish language

  • Practice oral skills

  • Prepare students for working with Hispanics in their professional lives


Class organization
Class organization

  • Whole class activities

  • Small group activities

  • Profession-specific group activities

  • Individual and small group homework activities


Whole class activities
Whole class activities

  • Speakers

  • Field trips

  • Videos

  • Reading discussions

  • Grammar instruction and practice


Speakers
Speakers

  • Education

  • Psychology

  • Church work

  • Business panel

Juan Rael


Field trips
Field trips

  • Spanish language church service

  • Banking seminar

  • Nursing home visits

  • Parenting classes for ESL students

  • Spanish restaurant


Homework logs
Homework Logs

  • Key to individualization

  • Weekly homework 3-4 hours

  • Seven categories of activities

  • Student choice (minimum of one activity per category)


Procedure
Procedure

  • Present system to students

  • Introduce materials

    • Authentic materials

    • Realia

    • Digitized sources

  • Students work independently

  • Collect logs weekly; grade; return


Sample activities
Sample Activities

  • Listening

  • Culture

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Speaking


The juan b rael collection

Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande

Multi-format

Ethnographic Field Collection

Spanish Religious & Secular Music

Audio files

Textual transcription & translation

The Juan B. Rael Collection

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rghtml/rghome.html


The border crossed us we didn t cross the border
“The border crossed us, we didn’t cross the border.”

The Blending of Culture: Latino Influence on America

Connections:

  • Essays on Rael

    Reading and writing

  • The South Texas Border Collection

    Photo Analysis


The border crossed us we didn t cross the border1
“The border crossed us, we didn’t cross the border.”

The Blending of Culture: Latino Influence on America

More Connections:

  • Intercultural Music Activity

    • Juan B. Rael

    • WPA California Music Project


Culture
Culture

Understanding generational differences

Pew Hispanic Institute

Essay on generational differences


More culture connections
More Culture Connections

Life Histories:

Working In Patterson

Voices from the Dust Bowl

Jose Flores


Reading
Reading

  • Connections to field trips:

    Spanish language church service

    • ELCA homepage in Spanish

    • Catholic World in Spanish


More reading
More Reading

Interactive reading on the web:


Management
Management

  • Group size

  • Time

  • Assessment:

    • Weekly homework logs

    • Portfolio


Resources
Resources

  • Interests

  • Reading level

  • Length

  • Source types

    • Local

    • Print

    • Digital

    • Other


Technology
Technology

Illinois Technology Standards:

2, 3, 6, 8, 9


Spanish for service professions1
Spanish for Service Professions

…helping to prepare reflective practitioners

to better understand the number one and

still growing minority through primary

sources…local, video, print, and (of

course!) digital.


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